The 1995 BMW 540i M-Sport
In late 1995, just prior to switching to the E39 5-series body style for the 1997 model year (there is no such thing as a U.S. 1996 model year 5-series), BMW pumped one last breath of life into the V8 powered, E34-bodied, 540i for the U.S. market: The 1995 540i Sport. They did this by using almost all of the parts that went into the European 1995 6-cylinder E34 ///M5, except the engine and transmission.
Maytag - The Alpine 1987 529i
LBQ: 700 History Alpine White on Anthracite (was Pearl Beige) Built July, 1986; 1st sold in Dallas 2nd owner shipped to LA (@87k) Jan 1994, moved to Seattle Aug 2012 I Purchased (3rd owner) November 16, 2013 at 202,305 miles Engine & Drivetrain Converted to 5-Speed from Auto Personally, built M20B27 high-compression (9.5:1) motor Bored “40 over” to 86mm Wisco custom pistons, based on C&D Performance’s Pro3 design Max-speeding 130mm h-beam rods 885 head with 3-sided valve grind Stock camshaft Cometic 0.
Minerva - The Perfect Daily Driver S54-powered E28
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Vlad - The Zinnoberrot 1987 BMW 535is
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1995 BMW 540i M-Sport FAQ
1. What is the history of the BMW 540i through the E34? The third generation 5 Series started arriving in late 1987. Totally redesigned, very similar to the 7 series, the new body was stiffer, offered less wind resistance, improved upon the front/rear aerodynamics and improved crosswind stability. The cars were lighter and offered more interior room. Introduced with five basic models, by the end of production taking into account engine combinations, 18 types of the E34 were available with a power range of 113 horsepower to 315 horsepower.
Is it a REAL 540i M-Sport?
I frequently get emails from people wanting to know if a ‘95 540i they’ve found is really one of the rare “M-Sport” cars. Many people have taken standard 540is and bolted on all sorts of aftermarket parts trying, creating “fakes”. If you’re looking to buy a 540i “M-Sport” and want to be able to tell the real-deal from an impostor, this page should help. The table on the main page shows how the standard ‘95 540i, the 540i M-Sport, and the Canadian ‘95 M540i compare.
September 14, 2013
BMW Photo Albums
Minerva https://www.flickr.com/photos/ckindel/albums/72157654340651526 Vlad https://www.flickr.com/photos/ckindel/albums/72157633045253507 Vlad’s M30B35 Build https://www.flickr.com/photos/ckindel/albums/72157644011941913 Maytag https://www.flickr.com/photos/ckindel/albums/72157637747352243 Maytag’s M20 Build https://www.flickr.com/photos/ckindel/albums/72157650506075887 1995 540i M-Sport https://www.flickr.com/photos/ckindel/albums/72157715935347222
Charlie's 1995 BMW 540i M-Sport
About my 1995 BMW 540i M-Sport, a car that is a breath (roughly 2 cylinders) away from being a US 1995 M5. **LBQ*: 895 Of all cars I’ve owned, I think this car had the highest LBQ. I took this picture as the car left my driveway for the last time: March 11, 2006. About a year later it was totalled by a city bus. It’s parts were later used to build a US E34 M5 Touring.
BMWNA Web Page Info on the 540i M-Sport
BMWNA Web Page Info Date Created: 12 December 1995 Last Revised: 10 January 1996BMW Exclusive Edition - 540i Sport The 540i Sport: A BMW Exclusive Edition. Standard Equipment and Specifications: 540i Sport The 540i Sport has the following standard features (Sports Package, Option 812 for 540i and Option 813 for 540iA) above the 1995 540i model: Chassis: M5 High Performance Brakes M5 EDC III Adaptive Suspension with control switch for Sport and Comfort Settings Self-leveling Suspension 17" M5/850 CSi Forged Alloy two piece Turbine II Wheels (8 x 17" frt.
BMW Brochure for the 1995 M-Sport
The PDF of the BMW Brochure for the 1995 M-Sport. Scanned pages from the BMW brochure for the ‘95 540i Sport. Thanks to David Walker for providing these (and to David Chen for providing them to David).